February 2018

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 23/02: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday February 23:

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Charge chrome prices edge up while rest of Chinese market holds steady

Charge chrome import prices in China moved higher, South African producers raised their offers following the appreciation of the rand and prices weakened both in Europe and the United States.

Appreciating rand drives manganese ore, ferro-chrome prices higher

The South African rand approached a three-year high against the US dollar on Thursday February 15 following the resignation of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday, after nine years in charge.

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Chrome prices stable in China as trading winds down for Chinese New Year

Ferro-chrome prices held in China and chrome ore prices weakened, as spot trading wound down ahead of Chinese New Year, after mills had bought in early.

MB NON-FERROUS PRICE CHANGES 09/02: Noble alloys, bulk alloys & ores

The following Metal Bulletin noble alloys, bulk alloys and ores prices changed on Friday February 9:

MINING INDABA: Seven key topics from Cape Town

Metal Bulletin correspondents round up the main topics and trends from the final day of the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba.

MINING INDABA 2018: Chinese New Year won’t break manganese ore, chrome rallies - producers

Manganese ore, chrome ore and ferro-chrome prices will stand firm over the Lunar New Year holiday amid comparatively strong seasonal demand and the appreciation of the South African rand, producers of those commodities predicted at Mining Indaba this week.

MINING INDABA 2018: South Africa’s mining industry must strike sustainable balance - Mathe

The South African mining sector must strive to build a competitive, transformed and sustainable industry, the chairperson of the Council for Geoscience said at Mining Indaba in Cape Town this week.

Chrome ore prices supported over LNY amid strong demand, restocking – Tharisa

Chrome ore prices are likely to remain strong over Lunar New Year due to comparatively stronger buying and restocking in China, according to Phoevos Pouroulis, chief executive officer of South African mining group Tharisa.

EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF 06/02: Most SHFE base metals in negative territory; Arconic plans global portfolio review; Chinese, European vanadium prices soften

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s offices in Shanghai as we bring you the latest news and pricing stories on Tuesday February 6.